Dick Diver and Twerps albums out today!


TwerpsDickDiverChapter Music soul siblings Twerps and Dick Diver both release their long-awaited debut albums today, in a knock-em-dead two-hitter sure to leave fans reeling all over the globe. The two bands are very different, with Twerps all scrappy and drunk and loveable, and Dick Diver more sprawling and poetic, but together their albums Twerps and New Start Again form a picture of Melbourne DIY pop music in 2011 that’s pretty damn exciting.

You can hear Twerps tracks Dreamin and This Guy via Pitchfork. The album is a co-release with US label Underwater Peoples and will be released in the US on Tuesday October 18.

As of today, you can stream Dick Diver’s entire album New Start Again on Mess+Noise.

And you can get both albums now from the Chapter webstore!

Both bands are kicking off their album launch tours in Melbourne with instores at Polyester Records’ city store. Twerps’ is this evening at 6pm, while Dick Diver will play a stripped-back set next Friday, October 21.

TWERPS ALBUM LAUNCH DATES

MELBOURNE

Today, 6pm

Polyester Records instore – 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

all ages, free

MELBOURNE

Saturday November 12

Tote Hotel – 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood

with Terror Of the Deep (NZ), Darren Sylvester, Peak Twins + DJ Dry White Toast

tickets $12 on the door

SYDNEY

Friday November 18

Goodgod Small Club – 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney

joint album launch with Geoffrey O’Connor + more TBA

tickets $12+bf from Moshtix / 1300 438 849

ADELAIDE

Saturday November 26

Metro Hotel – 46 Grote St, Adelaide

supports TBA

tickets $10 on the door

DICK DIVER ALBUM LAUNCH DATES

MELBOURNE

Friday October 14, 6pm

Polyester Records instore – 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

all ages, free

ADELAIDE

Saturday November 5

Format – 15 Peel St, Adelaide

tickets $10 on the door, supports TBA

SYDNEY

Saturday November 12

Goodgod Small Club – 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney

with the Harpoons and Max & Ella (Songs)

tickets via Moshtix / 1300 438 849

BRISBANE

Friday November 18

Woodland – Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

joint album launch with Royal Headache + more TBA

tickets $10 on the door

MELBOURNE

Saturday November 19

Phoenix Public House – 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

with the Harpoons and White Woods

tickets via Moshtix / 1300 438 849

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